Careers in Criminal Justice 1b

Finding Your Specialty

Have you ever thought about a career as a police officer, an FBI or DEA agent, or any occupation that seeks to pursue justice for all? Careers in criminal justice can be found at local, county, state, and federal levels, and even in the private sector. Explore some of the various occupations in this field, while simultaneously learning how they interact with each other and other first responders. Discover various interviewing techniques to uncover the truth. Understand the importance of making ethical decisions, and how you need to keep your sense of right and wrong in check to be successful in this field.


Required Materials


  • Sharpened pencil
  • Two sheets of plain white paper
  • Clear tape (packaging tape works best, but any clear tape will do)
  • Camera or device that can take pictures
  • Video recording device like a phone or camera
  • Poster board
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • Blank sheet of paper
  • One piece of sturdy paper (optional)
  • Scissors (optional)
  • Coloring utensils (markers, colored pencils, etc.) (optional)
  • Microphone
  • Headphones
  • Graphic design tool (like Canva or something similar) (optional)
  • Word processing software
  • Slide presentation software
  • Recording and editing software (e.g., audacity free version)
  • Friend or family member to act as a “criminal”
  • Someone to act out a script with (optional)